Drawing in the GalleriesOn Fridays, from 6-9 p.m., Artist-instructors help visitors create pencil drawings to take home. No experience necessary. All supplies provided. Children 12 and younger must be accompanied by an adult. Meeting area changes weekly. See Calendar
In Gallery GamesCome play at the DIA! Every weekend, we offer free games for families to play in our galleries.
Studio ClassesSchool field trips and other groups can schedule a personalized studio class.
Dive Into Our Collection
Guided ToursThe Detroit Institute of Arts offers more gallery space, more art and more fun, bringing one of the nation's best collections to life in new and exciting ways. We offer free public guided tours every day that we're open. Learn More
Arts+Minds LecturesNoted artists, curators and historians bring fresh views and candid conversations on art, culture and history to the DIA. All lectures take place in the Marvin and Betty Danto Lecture Hall and are free with museum admission unless otherwise noted ($).Learn More
LuminThis augmented reality tour allows you to experience the art in new and innovative ways. Pick up a device for free in the Farnsworth lobby, explore the Ishtar Gates, view the x-ray of the mummy and more.Learn More
Inside|OutInside|Out brings reproductions of great treasures from the DIA to our community. Discover them all around town or come visit your works of art in their natural habitat!Learn More
DIA AwayDIA Away is a mobile interactive experience that extends the creative experience beyond the walls of the museum to our neighbors in southeast Michigan. We visit schools, community fairs and festivals, and senior centers to inspire creative thinking and problem solving.Learn More
Director's CutDIA Director Salvador Salort-Pons visits institutions and organizations throughout the region to share highlights of the museum and take questions from the community.Learn More
Behind the SeenTrained volunteers give talks on a wide range of topics connected to the museum’s collection at locations throughout the community.Learn More
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